ERIC Number: ED476197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Kentucky District and School Coordinators' Perceptions of Their Extended School Services Programs.
Cowley, Kimberly S.; Meehan, Merrill L; Finch, Nicole; Blake, Jennifer
The Extended School Services (ESS) program was established in 1990 in Kentucky. The program extends the school day, week, or year for students at risk of academic failure. All Kentucky school districts receive funding for ESS implementation. This paper reports on a comprehensive evaluation of the ESS program during the 2001-02 school year. Evaluation instruments consisted of statewide surveys of district and school ESS coordinators, and onsite visits to a sample of 18 schools with ESS programs. The surveys focused on community, school, and ESS descriptions; selection and retention; consolidated plan; children's perceptions; relationship to regular school programs; role of parents; and staffing and evaluation. Based on the findings from the surveys, the ESS program was viewed positively by district and school coordinators in terms of helping to address the needs of students at risk academically. Also, the coordinators agreed that ESS funds should remain a separate categorical fund. Further, the coordinators stated that staffing issues, professional development, and transportation were the most needed improvements. Additional findings are included in the report. Appended are eight graphs to supplement the findings from the surveys. (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, After School Education, After School Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Extended School Day, Extended School Year, High Risk Students, Intervention, Summer Schools, Underachievement
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky